Parent Testimonials

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“Sean's personal attention, patience and experience have allowed my son to unlock great potential in sciences.”

“Sean is a wonderful math tutor! Sean tutored both of my boys, in grades 8 and 6. Very different situations, equally great results - I'm highly satisfied with Sean.

Last year, my 8th grade son needed help with the math sections in the SSAT/ISEE exams -the exams required of San Francisco's private and parochial high school applicants. My eldest son was stressed about the math sections, but Sean calmly and enthusiastically diagnosed which areas needed help, and tackled each area of need. Sean provided guidance and very practical tutoring, including drills and reinforcement. Sean was very patient throughout it all. My son made big gains, did great on the actual exams, and got into his top high schools. Thank you Sean!

My 6th grader was in a completely different situation. This younger son absolutely loves math, was bored at school, and I approached Sean about providing summer math enrichment tutoring for him. I wasn't sure exactly what this entailed, but I trusted Sean would figure out it. Sean did -- with accolades. My math loving son was thrilled with finally being challenged and completely engaged. They explored all sorts of math concepts, advanced topics, and very practical techniques to reduce errors and develop good math habits. This son had a great summer of math and wants to continue lessons during the school year so he can continue his independent study and love for the subject. By the end of the summer, my 6th grader is doing 11th grade work.

Bottom line, Sean is an effective teacher who understands kids, figures out how to help each one individually and engages them through the process. My husband and I highly recommend Sean!”

“Sean is someone in whom you can trust your student's academic present and future! He helped our 11th Grade daughter tremendously so far this year, so that she has been able to pull a solid high A in a physics class where the teacher "does not" give A's. Most importantly though, Sean was able to establish a rapport with our daughter so that she could go deeper in her learning and further develop a passion for physics as she mastered the material and learned to feel an ownership of that mastery.”

“Sean was fantastic helping our daughter through a challenging Lowell Algebra/Trig class. He was helpful and patient and brought my daughter's grade up three levels in three months.”

“My boys have really lucked out to have found Sean as their AP Physics B tutor. At first, I as a mother had doubts whether I should spend over 1.5 hours (round trip) on a weekday to commute to see Sean. We NEVER regretted that decision!!!

Without a doubt, Sean is very knowledgeable on the subject matter. Just after the very first lesson, my boys' words were: "Sean can explain the concepts 2,000 times clearer...." and "it is worth the commute ..." I would like to differentiate that knowing Physics does not necessarily mean knowing how to teach Physics. Sean definitely knows how to communicate his knowledge so that my boys will understand and apply the concepts to their studies.

Their average grades have consistently improved just after a few lessons. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services. HE IS WORTH IT!!!”

“I was referred to Sean by my daughters former Math teacher when she was having trouble transitioning from Integrated Math into Pre-Cal. She went from being an A math student her whole life to getting the first F she had ever received in any class. After working with Sean for a short time she made significant progress. My daughter has a learning difference, and Sean was able to work with her on strategies. In addition to helping her with the basics, he helped her re-gain her confidence. He was great about keeping me in the loop and addressing any concerns, and is very responsive. My daughter also enjoyed his teaching style and found him much more informative and helpful than her Pre-Cal teacher and the tutors provided by her school. He really helped us tackle and move past a horrible experience.”

“Sean tutored my son in AP Physics and did a lovely job. My son is gifted in math and in the sciences, but he was jumping into this as the only high school junior in a class of seniors. At the time my son had not completed a calculus class nor had he taken any regular physics prior to enrolling. Sean really helped him fill in any gaps he had. As a tutor Sean was patient, kind, and flexible. Sean can work well with both gifted and challenged kids. I recommend him highly.”

“Thank you so much Sean for you help with Diego. He was able to bring his grade up and finished the semester with a B- (from an F). No more academic probation, he is moving on to 12th grade.”

“Sean came highly recommended, and I'm happy to second that recommendation. In her first year of high school, my daughter was struggling with physics, and Sean was able to use his knowledge, skills, and patience to help her learn what she was not learning in class. I found Sean easy to communicate with, and my daughter enjoyed and greatly benefited from her studies with him.

Sean is fantastic.”

“Sean tutored our son in honors physics. Our son just completed 10th grade at a competitive high school in SF and just missed an A in the first term by a percentage point. Sean helped him improve his score in the second term to an A with plenty of room to spare. Yea Sean. Gifted teacher, communicator and good guy as well.”

“Sean was fantastic helping our daughter through a challenging Lowell Algebra/Trig class. He was helpful and patient and brought my daughter's grade up three levels in three months.”

“Sean has been a great tutor for my daughter in both physics and math. I was really worried about my daughter tackling pre-calculus this year but Sean could always explain any new material in a way that she could understand and she ended up doing very well. I really liked how after each session Sean would email me and let me know how things were going.”

“Sean Alexander has provided my son with excellent tutoring in Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Honors Physics. Sean's personal attention, patience and experience have allowed my son to unlock great potential in sciences. My son was used to maintain decent grades although he had some difficulties with abstract subjects. Thanks to Sean's ability to pinpoint and focus on weaker areas, as well as to apply multiple real-life examples to problems, my son has developed a profound interest in these subjects, excelled in exams, and chosen, with true confidence, to focus on sciences in college.”

“Sean has tutored our son who is currently a junior in high school for the past 3 months. Math has always been a strong subject for our son and for whatever reason it has been a struggle for him in the last year or so. Not only was he suffering in math my husband and I were worried that he was also losing interest in math which had always been one of his best subjects. Ever since Sean has started working with our son his math grade has dramatically improved and we think he is starting to like math again.”

“Sean has worked with my son for two years. He's done a wonderful job and my formerly math-challenged offspring managed an A in Pre-Calc this last semester. My son looks forward to his tutoring sessions and considers Sean to be an important contributor to his college preparatory success. My son has been accepted to several outstanding universities and we're appreciative of Sean's helpful guidance with math studies.”

“Our daughter was tutored by Sean Alexander from August - December 2012. She enjoyed working with Sean and her grades improved dramatically. Sean was very good at keeping us (the parents) informed of how our child was progressing. I would highly recommend Sean Alexander.”

“Sean tutored my son in AP Physics and did a lovely job. My son is gifted in math and in the sciences, but he was jumping into this as the only high school junior in a class of seniors. At the time my son had not completed a calculus class nor had he taken any regular physics prior to enrolling. Sean really helped him fill in any gaps he had. As a tutor Sean was patient, kind, and flexible. Sean can work well with both gifted and challenged kids. I recommend him highly.”

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